American Idol Singer Crystal Bowersox to Entertain at Third Annual Capay Crush


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Local wine, grape stomping and performer Naia Kete from “The Voice” are
highlights of this year’s festival

Capay, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 ─ Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Crush, the farm’s third annual grape festival, that will celebrate the crush season and all things grape. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Event proceeds benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (KBNP).

“American Idol” singer Crystal Bowersox, who was the 1st runner-up in season 9 of the popular show, will headline the entertainment for the evening. Naia Kete, seen on “The Voice” will open the show at 5 p.m. Bowersox will take the stage at 7 p.m.

In addition to nationally known talent, the grape crush will be celebrated with local wineries Seka Hills and Turkovich Family Vineyards pouring, grape stomping for fun, kids’ arts and crafts, grape-themed activities, tractor-tram rides and a harvest activity.

Yolo Farm to Fork will provide an educational hands-on activity “Grain to Bread.” Children will be able to experience the transformative process of turning grain into their very own delicious pizza. The activity begins with locally grown wheat and takes children through the steps of bread-making – threshing, winnowing and grinding grain, then kneading dough, and baking pizza in a wood-fired oven provided by Caffé Italia. Adults can order pizza too.

Other vendors for the event include: Café Mugshot, Ruhstaller Beer, Wicked ‘Wich food truck and a local taco truck.

The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture gives an annual scholarship to a high school senior planning on pursuing a field related to sustainable agriculture. KBNP also donates school supplies to farmworker families in the Capay Valley. This August and September, KBNP donated over 550 backpacks stocked with school supplies for local students.

“Celebrating products from our region and inviting people out to the land that grows their food is part of supporting the sustainable agriculture movement,” said Thaddeus Barsotti, farmer and co-owner. Farm Fresh To You. “Listening to live music on a cool, September evening and enjoying local food and wine – what could be better?”

Ticket Information Tickets are on sale online now through Thursday, Sept. 19, for $15 person. Tickets will be sold at the farm on the event day for $20 per person. Children 12 and under are free. To purchase tickets, go to:

Camping Guests can camp overnight on the farm in the peach, fig and mandarin orchards. Advanced campsites are available for purchase for $35 per site; (admission not included in price; purchase is non-refundable). You must purchase by Thursday, Sept. 19, to get this discounted price. Campsites may be purchased at:  <>.

Day-of-event campsite purchases will be available (space permitting) at the farm for $40 per site; (admission not included in price).

Directions: The farm is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 30 minutes northwest of Sacramento. The farm address is 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, CA 95607.

From the Bay Area: Take Interstate 80 East to Interstate 505 North. Go approximately 20 miles; exit on Highway 16/Esparto, turn left at the light. Follow Highway 16 through Esparto and Capay. The farm is a 1/4 mile past the town of Capay on the right. Look for the Farm Fresh To You event signs and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.

From Sacramento: Take Interstate 5 North through Woodland to the Highway 16 W/Esparto exit. Take the exit and turn left; then travel three miles to second stoplight. Turn right onto Highway 16. Follow Highway 16 through Esparto and Capay. The farm is a 1/4 mile past the town of Capay on the right. Look for the Farm Fresh To You event signs and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.

About Farm Fresh To You Farm Fresh To You is an organic farm and CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) home and office delivery program connecting families to the source of their produce. Farming since 1976, this second-generation company that pioneered the organic food movement is owned by brothers Noah Barnes, Thaddeus Barsotti and Freeman Barsotti. Growing up on the farm, the brothers were instilled with a good understanding of the shortcomings of modern agriculture and are excited to be changing the food system for the better.

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